Get two identical rubber bands and wear a long-sleeve shirt or jacket. Place one of the rubber bands up your sleeve, out of site on your forearm. You’re all set to go.
Taking someone by the hand that connects you is often where the magic happens. That and some rubber bands. And now, the question that needs to be asked: is the hand really quicker than the eye? Yes, if the eyes are closed.
Find a willing participant and show them the rubber band in your hand. Get them to take a hold of one of your fingers, to create an unbroken connection.
The trick is, I’m going to get this rubber band to penetrate our fingers and slip through our grip, to hang around your wrist. Ready?
Slip the rubber band onto your fingers and wrap it around the other person’s hand as well. Make up a fake pattern with the rubber band by simply goofing about with your fingers, and build the mystery - any combination will work. It’ll only remain on the outside of both of your hands.
Ask them to close their eyes to add to the suspense and reveal.
Pull down the rubber band you have hidden under the sleeve on your forearm, while pretending to move the first rubber band around the hands to ‘penetrate’ the grip.
Once the hidden band is sitting over your two hands, throw the first rubber band over their shoulder while their eyes are still closed, or simply just put it in your pants pocket, out of sight.
Open your eyes.
Reveal that the rubber band has broken through your connected hands, and now encircles their hand or wrist.
- We’ve just created magic together.
- My brother’s in a rock band, but I’ve got a rubber band.
- I had a feeling we had a connection.
Replace the rubber band with another material such as string or thin wire, using the exact same principles.
Did you bend my rubber arm?
Did you have something up your sleeve?
Can we do it again but this time I will keep my eyes open?
- When you want to have some interactive moments.
- When you want to get people very curious.
- When you want to get a small group fired up.
- the office canteen
- team building events
- informal gatherings
- socializing at the pub
- Two identical rubber bands
- Wear something with long sleeves. A jacket will do just fine.
- Do this once and you will be a rubber master.
- Just have fun.
Do It Yourself (DIY)
some rubber bands
they should fit in your pocket
rubber bands are everywhere
time to impact time to impact
pretty much there and then
size of audience size of audience
small groups work best here but it can also be one-on-one
possible health risk possible health risk
safe as rubber can be
reusable how many times you can use it
if they keep their eyes closed you can do it more than once
training needed training needed
try this once and you will be down for many more